30 School Children Injured in Israeli Teargas Attack

22 Feb
6:46 AM

30 children, on Thursday morning, suffered from teargas suffocation, one of them critically, as a result of an attack by Israeli occupation forces and settlers against the students of the basic Hebron school in the Old Town, to the south of the city.

The ambulance crew said that the soldiers fired teargas grenades towards the students while they were on their way to school in its vicinity. 30 children were injured, one of them critically, and was transferred to Muhammad Ali hospital.

The head of the school said that a number of settlers, who are known for their extremism and calls to kill Palestinians, participated in the attacks on students, PNN reports.

Hebron’s governor, Major General Jibrin al-Bakri, condemned the attack, pointing out the increase in such attacks and violations since Israel  announced that it would not renew the six-month lease of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), warning at the same time of more massacres and crimes by the herds of settlers in the area.

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